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Matthews

Street work: During September, a number of town streets will be under construction for curb repair, addition of handicap ramps, milling, reclamation and paving. Affected streets include: Reid Harkey Drive, Tall Pines Lane, Burnwood Court, Ivey Wood Lane, Gum Wood Court, Wood Star Court, Timber Wood Court, Lightwood Drive, East Charles Street, Sadie Drive and Deer Creek Lane. Street work will be done between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and is expected to be completed by the first week of October, barring inclement weather. The work is part of the town's Annual Resurfacing Program and will cost $554,835. Questions: 704-847-3640. For a street-by-street schedule: www.matthewsnc.com.

Ardrey Kell

Barbecue fundraiser: Ardrey Kell High's Athletic Booster Club's Q Shack barbecue fundraiser will be Sept. 30. Offerings include: barbecue plates and buffet-style packages. Pick-up orders 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the school, 10220 Ardrey Kell Road. Free delivery on buffet orders. Profits benefit the booster club. To place an order, 1-888-71-TICKETS or www.showclix.com/event/72958.

Quail Hollow Road

Health program: The Harris YMCA is hosting a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for those who suffer from ongoing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, fibromyalgia and heart disease. The six-week course, developed by Stanford University, covers managing symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and depression, appropriate use of medication, healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions and more. Cost is free. Meets 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 7 to Oct. 13. 5900 Quail Hollow Road. Register: 704-716-6808; myra.erickson@ymcacharlotte.org.

South Charlotte

Casino for a cause: The 2011 Guys with Ties Casino Night benefiting the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will be Sept. 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East Seventh St., Charlotte.

Mitochondria are tiny power plants found in most cells that produce energy. When they fail, the body can't produce the energy needed for basic tasks.

The goal is to raise $20,000.

Contact Jim Heckman, event chairman, 704-575-2020 or jm_hckmn@yahoo.com.

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